Farmers 'willing' to improve

The effluent management system is hands off so frees up staff for other activities.

New techniques for waste management making impression on farmers.

Honey crop 'worst in 10 years'

A beekeeper checks hives on Otago Peninsula during a season when many hives have struggled to produce enough honey to ...

Cold, wet, windy summer results in little or no honey in many hives.

Weak bids leaves wool unsold

Wool prices have been progressively heading down with only a few exceptions.

Strong wool farmers hopeful of a market turnaround were left disappointed.

Perendale stud thriving

Waikato perendale stud ram breeders Philip and Audrey Brandon are pursuing the genetics pathway in the fight against ...

 A passion for perendales goes with you wherever you go.

Farmers face big costs 

It is likely farmers will face substantial costs under the current plan change one proposal for the Waikato and Waipa rivers.

The Healthy Rivers plan change will result in an under performing rural economy, says a Federated Farmers submission.

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opinion

Research key to balancing values

AgResearch's Dr Greg Bryan, who is working in a glasshouse with enhanced ryegrasses.

5:00 AM  OPINION: By investing in science now we are investing in the future of our economy and the enhancement of our environment.

Farmers face big costs in plan change

The Healthy Rivers plan change will result in an under performing rural economy, says a Federated Farmers submission.

Country folk are friendlier

Another affront to democracy?

Field days

Agri startups pitch to investors

Looks like chicken, tastes like chicken - but it's actually an 'analogue meat' produced from pea protein by ...

New ventures will be aiming to impress investors as they display their wares.

Rain doesn't stop Rural Games 

Businesses loved having Rural Games in Palmerston North.

Last year's Central District Field Days at Manfield Park in Feilding.

Big agri-week for Manawatu

Central Districts Field Days is about to descend on Manfield, accompanied by many other agricultural events.

dairy

Farmers 'aware and willing' to improve

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Cows come close to eat the grass on a dark overcast day in ...

New techniques for waste management making impression on farmers.

Farmers face big costs in plan change

The Healthy Rivers plan change will result in an under performing rural economy, says a Federated Farmers submission.

James Stewart says farmers are more relaxed following the rise in global milk prices.

Mild winter please - dairy farmers

Dairy farmers are gunning for a mild winter after a pleasing global dairy auction result.

advice

The lowdown on drones

A drone is just a vehicle that might carry some useful technology.

Would a drone help on the farm? DairyNZ has some advice.

Farmers should bite the bullet, get consented

Farmers must see consented farming in a positive light, says arable farmer Dave Birkett.

Hank Lina: Breeding worth tends to be the currency for dairy breeding in this country but it's not the only way to judge ...

World Wide Sires sales booming

Sales for importer of US dairy genetics World Wide Sires New Zealand (WWSNZ) are booming and interest in genetic options increases.

aquaculture

Blue mussel throwaways to become food, fertiliser

Marlborough mussel farmer Jonathan Large pictured with two-year-old son Archie, is part of a group looking at ways to ...

Blue lipped mussels are considered a pest by Marlborough aquaculture companies.

Are salmon farms really popular?

Sounds resident claims thousands of people are against the farm relocation plan, but they made joint submissions.

King shag live in rocky colonies in the outer Marlborough Sounds, but fly into the inner Sounds to feed.

Shag enters salmon wrangle

Fears for king shag food source if salmon farm plan goes ahead.

beef

Farmers face big costs in plan change

It is likely farmers will face substantial costs under the current plan change one proposal for the Waikato and Waipa rivers.

The Healthy Rivers plan change will result in an under performing rural economy, says a Federated Farmers submission.

Flood culled beef goes to US

Flood ravaged farmers are sending animals to slaughter but don't expect your favourite cut to be any cheaper.

Office of the Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Incorporation, Tauranga.

Diverse business key to success

Caretakers of sacred Maori land in the Bay of Plenty are growing kiwifruit and avocado, as well as running a retirement village.

Sheep

Unsold wool builds from weak bidding

Wool prices have been progressively heading down with only a few exceptions.

Strong wool farmers hopeful of a market turnaround were left disappointed.

Perendale stud thrives in new home

 A passion for perendales goes with you wherever you go.

It is likely farmers will face substantial costs under the current plan change one proposal for the Waikato and Waipa rivers.

Farmers face big costs in plan change

The Healthy Rivers plan change will result in an under performing rural economy, says a Federated Farmers submission.

cropping

Water users face new regime with trepidation

Lake Opuha is 100 per cent per cent full, after a period when inflows were higher than outflows.

Ecan is reviewing minimum flow and potential water allocation restrictions in the Fairlie Basin. This is making some water users nervous.

Farmers should bite the bullet, get consented

Farmers must see consented farming in a positive light, says arable farmer Dave Birkett.

The wet weather has meant extensive damage to crops and higher vege prices for customers.

Vege prices rocket after floods

Storms wipe out green vegetable crops, causing shortages across the country.

agribusiness

Hobbit designer's winery concept

Jackson Estate directors Jeff Hart, left, and John Benton in front of the new winery and cellar door modelled on an ...

They call it collision architecture, an 1850s-style settler's hut wrapped into a new boutique winery in Marlborough.

Diverse business key to success

Caretakers of sacred Maori land in the Bay of Plenty are growing kiwifruit and avocado, as well as running a retirement village.

A beekeeper checks hives on Otago Peninsula during a season when many hives have struggled to produce enough honey to ...

Honey season 'worst in 10 years'

Cold, wet, windy summer results in little or no honey in many hives.

Discovery

Keeping the cows in good nick

Sarah Dirks ??? DairyNZ Developer in Animal Productivity team

US farmer works with New Zealand graziers on the welfare of the heifers they take on.

School 'failure' to top scientist 

A Tongan scientist who struggled at school is now at the cutting edge of his field.

Hannah McKerchar studies the changes in the treatment of milk proteins.

From law books to test tubes

A former commercial lawyer has found more excitement in the laboratory, she tells Jarrod Booker.

rural women

Manawatu dairy women talk about budgeting

Build your budget workshop. Dairy Women's Networks, Manawatu convenor Lisa Hicks (left) and workshop facilitator Jodie ...

Manawatu farmers, sharemilkers and contract milkers learn why it is important to do the year ahead's budget.

Walking with classroom carers for equality

OPINION: Education support workers should be paid at least as much as prison guards. They don't have pepper spray to defend themselves.

Proud to be part of Rural Women are Carol Wyllie, Roger and Aynsley Langford, Minty Henderson, Joyce and Jock Wyllie at ...

Proud to be rural women

Rural Women promote strong, vibrant and healthy communities today.

Video

Why Rewi Alley matters today

He reminds us that, as Kiwis, when we see an injustice, we try to do something about it, Sir Don McKinnon writes.

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